Theresa May’s real Easter message: colonial nostalgia and hypocrisy

  By Ali Meghji  Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ. But Theresa May’s Easter message displayed another type of resurrection, that of a nationalism which reeks of Empire, colonialism, and religious superiority. The Prime Minister spoke of the role that Christian values have to play in British society. Yet, Christian values, just like any other… Read More

When the sacred becomes dogmatic, a fascist ideology prevails

French Muslim women: the `infidels’ of the Republic by Kamal Ahamada When four armed policemen surrounded a Muslim woman lying down fully dressed at the beach of Nice and forcing her to strip off for the reason that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”, it was reminiscent of a morality… Read More

Mama Won’t Allow Me To Be Jewish

Racism from within the community pushes Jews of color out by Veronica Brown-Comegys  This article was originally published on Fédération Internationale des Juifs Noirs. On the Thursday before Mother’s Day, my deceased, Catholic, African-American mother told me that she did not want me to remain Jewish. It seemed as if she snatched me out of Congregation Shaarey… Read More

After Chakrabarti: We Need to Talk About Zionism

by Hilary Aked The left should “stop talking about Zionism”, Labour’s Jon Lansman argued recently in the wake of a row that engulfed the party over anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism and led to the Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry. The inquiry, which was released yesterday, suggests a better way forward. Chakrabarti, who disclosed that she had joined the… Read More

Today an icon was killed: His name was Amjad Sabri

by Jamal Mehmood After the master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, there are few artists of the Qawwali tradition who are better known than Amjad Sabri. He sadly passed away today after being gunned down in Karachi, a city that has been marred by politically driven target killings and terrorism for far too long (though in… Read More

The Poll Dance of #WhatBritishMuslimsReallyThink

by Raf  Muslims are isolating themselves in ‘Muslim Ghettos’ the way David Cameron’s Dad isolates his family’s wealth in a secretive tax haven. They are rabidly homophobic, Facebook friends with ISIS, and generally want to impose a tax on non-Muslims entering their Halal curry houses in Old Blighty. Who has concluded this? Trevor Phillips –… Read More

What makes a ‘good’ Muslim community?

by Rohail Ahmad  On 29th March 2016, Douglas Murray wrote an article entitled “The questions nobody wants to ask about Asad Shah’s murder”. In this article, he praised the Ahmadiyya community as being a peace-loving and laudable community, perhaps the epitome of what a Muslim community should be like. It is true that the Ahmadiyya community is… Read More

If Muslim women’s clothing makes them consenting slaves, who are their slave masters?

by Shohana Khan Last week French Women’s Rights Minister Laurence Rossignol likened how Muslim women dress to being in collusion with slavery, roundly offending a vast number of groups. Quite an achievement. She was closely followed by the co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Berge, who claimed that the fashion world should not get their hands… Read More

It’s all “One Ummah” Until a Black Muslim is Murdered

by Raf  It’s all “One Ummah” until a black Muslim is murdered, then in the main, it’s caveats for solidarity and tumbleweed from Muslims who are not Black. Why is it that we as non-black Muslims are noticeably muted in our response to the murder of Black Muslims, but will tell anyone who will listen… Read More

Israel’s ID card system is crushing Palestinian identity in Palestine and abroad

by Alia Al Ghussain  The past five weeks have seen repeated clashes break out in East Jerusalem. Israel’s ongoing oppression of Palestinians means clashes with Israeli police forces are nothing new in occupied Palestine. This time, Palestinians are out to protest Israel’s recently imposed limitations on access to Al Aqsa Mosque, the mosque in the Old City… Read More